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Thursday, January 20th, 2011 at 9am PST

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Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) announced the Community Technical Preview 3 (CTP 3) for the next generation of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, code-named “CRM 5”.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Logo

This CTP is primarily aimed at software developers within the broad partner base of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, including Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), Global System Integrators (GSIs), Hosting Partners, and Value Added Resellers (VARs), giving them an opportunity to start early development and testing of their solutions for this new release.

The next generation of Microsoft Dynamics CRM will support more than 40 languages, and will be offered as an online service, as on-premises software and via partner-hosted offerings. Availability of the new product will begin in the second half of 2010. Read More.

 

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Microsoft is bringing new innovations to customer relationship management (CRM) software with Microsoft Dynamics® CRM. It is a flexible CRM solution that fits your people, fits your business, and fits your environment. The next version of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM (named, Microsoft Dynamics CRM “V.Next”) will be available from 2010 onwards. The investments for the next release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM fall into three broad categories:

  • Deliver a new level of user productivity and collaboration capabilities
  • Continued enrichment of the core CRM capabilities
  • Provide a best-of-breed business solution platform

Development and testing is in progress for Microsoft Dynamics CRM “V.Next” which encompasses several milestone builds before various external feedback and testing programs are initiated with customers and partners in the lead-up to general release.

There is an exhaustive list of investments in Microsoft Dynamics CRM “V.Next” which ranges from small “tweaks” and enhancements to broad new feature areas. Find out more here.

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Microsoft has released Update Rollup 6 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0. The update includes bug fixes and performance enhancements packaged together for easy deployment.

Update Rollup 6 is available for all languages that are supported by Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0.

For more information about this release, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 970148: Update Rollup 6 is available for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0.

Important: This update is not necessary for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. All updates are installed automatically.
We recommend customers install the update rollup to keep your software performing at its best. Installing previous update rollups is not a requirement to installing the current rollup.

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The following code snippet can be used to get the access history of a MS Dynamics CRM 4.0 Report.

 

SELECT
 C.Name       'Report_GUID'
,CASE  WHEN   ((PATINDEX('%CRM_FormatDate=%', E.Parameters)- 
(PATINDEX('%CRM_FullName=%', E.Parameters) + 14 )) > 0)
THEN   SUBSTRING(E.Parameters,(PATINDEX('%CRM_FullName=%', E.Parameters)+13), 
              (PATINDEX('%CRM_FormatDate=%', E.Parameters)- 
(PATINDEX('%CRM_FullName=%', E.Parameters) + 14 )))  
       END    'UserName'
,E.TimeStart
,E.TimeEnd    
,E.Status
 
FROM 
ReportServer.dbo.Catalog C with(nolock) 
LEFT OUTER JOIN ReportServer.dbo.ExecutionLog  E with(nolock) ON C.ItemID = E.ReportID 
 
WHERE
 C.type=2

 

For those who want to deep dive on this Execution Log Reporting domain, please refer:

Using the Reporting Services Execution Log with CRM 4.0

Reporting Services Log Files

Auditing Report Execution using the ReportServer Database

Reading the Report Execution Log for CRM 4.0

 

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